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Mark Stewart
Artist | Traditional Art
United Kingdom
Current Residence: United Kingdom (Plymouth)

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OK .. about me,
I joined DA back in 2011 after a long absence from the art world. I decided to explore the humble graphite pencil and the human portrait. I gave myself 5yrs to do this and this year 2014 is my 4th year. The one thing i have learned so far is that 5yrs is nowhere near enough time.
I studied and worked as a illustrator back in the day and my drawings do tend to take on an illustrative style at times but I quite like that as I'm not trying to achieve photo realism and i believe in letting a style develop naturally. Most are straight forward copies because they are only drawn so i can experiment with ideas or techniques. Some will be motivated by tones alone and others by textures. I love reflected light and dramatic lighting also .. I draw on smooth Bristol paper and Bristol Velum with a more textured surface, i find that moving from one to the other presents different challenges which i enjoy ... i draw to learn.
I also believe in sharing and so i will add the occasional walkthrough to share what i have learned. I have also added many old illustrations to my gallery for any who want to see them.

Thank you in advance for any faves, i do not have the time to answer each one personally but i do answer all comments and enjoy hearing from you all and visiting new watchers galleries.

I do consider commissioned work, if you are interested feel free to visit my website for all details.
Have a great 2014 and thank you for visiting my page .... enjoy your art :D

A question for pencil artists: Out of all the pencils you use which one is your most used .. your favourite 

90 deviants said 2B
42 deviants said 4B
41 deviants said HB
23 deviants said Other
19 deviants said B
18 deviants said 3B
17 deviants said 6B
11 deviants said 8B
5 deviants said 5B
3 deviants said 7B


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Malleni-Stock Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
:+fav: Thank you very much ! :pat:
markstewart Featured By Owner 1 day ago   Traditional Artist
You're very welcome, it's a set of wonderful images. I'm not easily distracted from my human portraiture but these shots just jumped out (love your wildlife stock) ... wow i would love to use this one soon for some fur practice. Sorry i could not comment on the image but my page kept crashing when i tried .... a prob i get every now and again on my old hardware. Thanks for posting these :D
Dagger-13 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your drawings are very impressive :)
markstewart Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, i appreciate it.
MalcolmShortt Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the :+devwatch: and the :+fav: mate!
markstewart Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014   Traditional Artist
You're welcome :D
No problem.
DaniellyDan1 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your gallery is amazing!
markstewart Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014   Traditional Artist
Many thanks, glad you like them :D
CartoonWatch Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist
your crazy good
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